May 17, 1997

Never Plant Site Unseen


The best way for gardeners to shop for plants is to know all there is to know about the planting site.

How much sun does that area get and is it protected from the wind?

Is the soil sandy, clay or loamy?

Does the sprinkler system reach the area? Or can you stretch a hose to it?

How much room is there for the plant to grow? Remember, that includes UP for power lines and eaves, and DOWN for power, sewer and water lines.

If you have those answers and a vision of the way you want your site to look, nursery professionals can help you select the right plants for color and leaf display, hardiness, drought-resistance and mature size. , DataTimes

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